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The 25 best live music acts of 2016

Best live music acts of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2016 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

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After touring with Sia, AlunaGeorge have never been more well-suited to succeed than now

AlunaGeorge

SHOW REVIEW: Whether many attendees had heard of them or not, English electronic duo AlunaGeorge did everything they could to help them not forget.

Disclosure get down with the Dirtybird crew at a sold-out 1015 Folsom

Disclosure

PHOTOS: Between their back-to-back, sold-out shows at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Disclosure took over 1015 Folsom for their very own after-party.

Disclosure combine their UK electronic roots with a pop sensibility at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Disclosure

SHOW REVIEW: Due to their UK garage roots and pop sensibilities, Disclosure find themselves awkwardly positioned between these two forms of live music.

SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Disclosure (DJ set) at 1015 Folsom 5/20 (FRI)

Disclosure

Win a pair of free tickets to our “Show of the Week” in SF at 1015 Folsom on May 20th.

Sasquatch! Music Festival releases 2016 lineup

Sasquatch Music Festival 2016

Returning to the majestic Gorge Amphitheatre over Memorial Day weekend, Sasquatch! has dropped another impressive bill for its 15th edition.

Coachella releases 2016 lineup, headlined by LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris

Coachella 2016

Rumors started to swirl last week that Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem would headline Coachella. Now, those rumors have been officially confirmed.

Five female emerging artists you need to hear

NAO, Andra Day, Zara Larsson, Tala & Kiiara

Get familiar with these five female emerging artists.

Cut Copy ring in New Year with no spare of ‘lights and music’

Cut Copy

SHOW REVIEW: After the incredible performance Cut Copy put on to celebrate the annual bacchanal that is NYE, one can only hope that they’ll be back stateside sooner rather than later in 2015.

The Top 10 summer anthems of 2014

These 10 sun-drenched summer anthems run the gauntlet from pop songs you couldn’t escape to indie gems that deserve even more attention as we head toward the end of 2014.

Disclosure’s ‘Wild Life’ invades the Greek

SHOW REVIEW: One of most popular and trailblazing dance acts on the planet headlined a mini-one-day-fest dubbed “Wild Life” at the intimate Greek Theatre Berkeley.

Outside Lands 2014 daily lineup highlights

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Still choosing which day might be best for you? Here’s our take on the headliner options, along with choice picks and reasons to get to Golden Gate Park early this August.

Five Outside Lands trends in 2014

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Headliners Kanye West, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and The Killers were the focus of the many knee-jerk reactions, but what does the lineup say as a whole?

Coachella 2014 lineup: Emerging artists, throwback acts & potential collaborations

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Showbams digs into the Coachella 2014 lineup to breakdown the headliners, throwback acts, emerging artists, rare west coast appearances, possible collaborations & the EDM offerings.

Showbams’ top tracks of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Showbams contributors name their top 20 songs of the past year.

Showbams’ 40 best albums of 2013

BEST OF 2013: Showbams presents our favorite 40 records of 2013, along with individual columnist top picks.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2013: Top sets

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Treasure Island Music Festival 2013 in review — 20 set recaps, seven shows named “Top Set” and 120-plus artist and scene photos.

15 things to expect at Treasure Island Music Festival

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Expect to see or experience these 15 things at Treasure Island Music Festival 2013.

WKEND MIXTAPE: Disclosure Essential Mix

Get your WKEND started right with this refreshingly eclectic mix from Disclosure for BBC’s Essential Mix.

AlunaGeorge share ‘very sexy’ vibes in SF

SHOW REVIEW: Aluna Francis might think SF is sexy, but it’s her confident moves and spot-on vocals, combined with George Reid’s live production work, that proved sexiest at The Independent.